By the close of last year’s Thanksgiving weekend, surviving turkeys sighed with relief. We are roughly halfway to this year’s holiday and, once again, eager to indulge in the tasty bird.
June is Turkey Lovers’ Month.
This is the perfect time to try new recipes. If you have thought about smoking or deep-frying a turkey, June’s weather is more conducive to tackling outdoor cooking experiments.
Kick off Turkey Lovers’ Month by hosting Thanksgiving 2.0, which is turkey dinner on a more casual scale.
Set up the patio table for an al fresco fiesta. Serve warm weather side dishes such as light salads and vegetables. Lemon meringue pie or cheesecake provides a cooling finish to the meal.
As luck would have it, Turkey Lovers’ Month gives you 30 days to dine. Turkeys might come precariously close to the endangered species list. However, once cooked, nothing shall go to waste. From sandwiches to soups, there are endless recipes for leftover turkey.
So practice your turkey trot as you make your way to the table, and remember to dream big when it’s time to snap the wishbone.